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Higher education sector inquiry into racial harassment: take the survey

Tuesday 15 January 2019
School of Advanced Study
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a formal inquiry into racial harassment of staff and students in publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs) in England, Scotland and Wales. The inquiry will look at how easy and effective the routes for reporting racial harassment are in HEIs and how effectively reports are dealt with. In order to assess this, the inquiry wants to hear from all HEI staff and students who have experienced, witnessed, or helped in an incident of racial harassment since September 2015. 

Conscience of Haringey? The 350 men who said no to World War One

Thursday 6 December 2018
John Hinshelwood, Haringey First World War Peace Forum, leading a 'remembering conscientious objection' walk. Photograph: Vaughan Melzer     The Haringey First World War Peace Forum (HFFWPF), a community group based in north London, has been mapping the biographies of 350 of the borough’s men who objected to serving in the First World War for moral, political or religious reasons.

Putting AI, fairness, law and order into smart cities

Monday 12 November 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI). It is hard to find a media source not promoting this Next Big Thing in technology. But where does the hype stop, and the insight start? One ‘don’t miss’ event will be ‘ Transforming Cities with AI: Law, Policy, and Ethics ’ – the Information Law and Policy Centre’s (ILPC) Annual Conference at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London next week (23 November).

Medieval specialist Catherine Clarke to lead new IHR research centre

Friday 9 November 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Catherine Clarke (left), Professor of English at the University of Southampton, has been named Chair in the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ). She takes up her new role in February 2019.

Human rights US activist gets honorary doctorate from School of Advanced Study

Tuesday 6 November 2018
Human Rights Consortium
Gay J McDougall (left), a leading international human rights activist, scholar and lawyer is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of London in this year’s School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony. Currently vice-chair and member of the UN treaty body that oversees compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fordham University School of Law in New York, she will receive a Doctor of Laws honoris causa at Senate House on 7 December.  

University of London appoints new vice-chancellor

Monday 29 October 2018
The University of London is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Wendy Thomson CBE (left) as its next vice-chancellor with effect from July 2019. Wendy holds a tenured professorship in social policy at McGill University and sits on the boards of the University of the Arts, the University of East Anglia as well as Diabetes UK.

Lost score by suffrage composer to be performed for first time in nearly 100 years  

Thursday 25 October 2018
Institute of Historical Research
The missing score of a string quartet by the suffrage composer Dorothy Howell (1898–1982) dubbed ‘the English Strauss’ – last performed at the Wigmore Hall in 1920, and thought lost for nearly 100 years – has recently been discovered and will be played at a special concert on 1 November.

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